Adekunle Gold Biography, Net Worth, Profile & Age
BIRTH NAME: Omoba Adekunle Kosoko
STYLE RATING: 5.2%
DISPLAY NAME: Adekunle Gold
NET WORTH: $1.5 Million Dollars
Adekunle Gold was born Omoba Adekunle Kosoko on the 28th of January, 1987 to Mr & Mrs Kosoko. He was born in Lagos State, Nigeria. Adekunle Gold is a multi talented individual. He’s a songwriter, graphic designer, singer, and sculptor. With the establishment of a record label, he can also be called an entrepreneur.
Adekunle Gold happens to be a Prince of the Kosoko family in Lagos State, which is a royal family. He’s the nephew of Jide Kosoko – a Nigerian actor, and Prince. His father was a Muslim, but didn’t force his children to be buried in same religion.
He allowed them to do what they wanted, and so Adekunle Gold became a Christian and joined his Church’s choir. In 2011, Adekunle Gold unfortunately lost his youngest sister named Busayo. She died of Heart Complications. She was the only one who understood Adekunle, and he referred to her as his twin because of this.
Adekunle Gold got the Gold part of his stage name from Church after his pastor preached a sermon. As he grew older, he listened to songs by King Sunny Ade, Ebenezer Obey, and other singers which greatly influenced his love for music.
Eventually, he joined his Church’s teen choir, and was able to write his first song at the age of 15. He later formed a music band named The Bridge Boyz back in 2010 with his friend Seyikeyz.
The music band released songs including All of Me (a cover of John Legend’s song), No Sleeping on a Bicycle, and Norm Breaker. He got separated from the music group in 2014 and went on to pursue his solo music career. His friend, Seyikeyz, decided to become his producer after the breakout from the music band.
He produced a song titled Let it Stop as his first solo single. The song wasn’t much of a success due to poor promotion and distribution. On the 19th of December, 2014, Adekunle Gold released a cover of Story of My Life by One Direction, but his was titled Sade.
The song earned a nomination at The Headies 2015, and was acclaimed critically. Adekunle is a skilled Photoshop Editor. He was named King of Photoshop after releasing a photo, an edited Photoshop picture of himself hugging popular Nigerian female musician Tiwa Savage.
On the 5th of March, 2015, he signed a music deal with YBNL Nation; a music label owned by Olamide. Sade gave him quite a few followers and exposure, he released Orente, which was his debut single under the YBNL Nation music label.
In the same year, he earned a nomination at the City People Entertainment Awards, in the Most Promising Act of the Year category. On the 18th of July, 2016, he released his debut album’s track list. The album was titled Gold. The album had 16 tracks, and was produced by Seyikeyz, MasterKraft, Pheelz, Oscar, Sleekamo, and B Banks.
The album was released on the 26th of July, 2016. The album debuted #7 on the Billboard World Album Chart for the week 13th August 2016. After his music contract with YBNL Nation expired, he announced the creation of his record label named The 79th Column. The name of the label actually refers to the atomic number of the element, Gold.
Adekunle Gold has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million dollars. He earns mainly from music sales, endorsement deals, and show bookings. Adekunle Gold in 2017 signed a multimillion naira endorsement deal with Revolution Properties.
On the 15th of January, 2018, he reportedly signed a multimillion naira endorsement deal with Unity Bank. Aside these endorsement deals, Adekunle Gold gets paid several hundred thousands, and sometimes, millions to perform at events both in Nigeria and out of the country.
He makes a lot of money from the sales of his songs and he has claimed quite a few musical awards since the inception of his career. He’s the boss of a music label, The 79th Column, so he’s fully in charge of his musical career and music production.
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